Giants Win But Still Miss Playoffs

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This is how it ended for the defending Super Bowl champions: They beat a division rival by five touchdowns, and had to wait for the results of a game more than 600 miles away.

In truth, the critical blows to the 2012 Giants season were suffered earlier: In Philadelphia, after an offensive pass interference penalty and a field goal that fell short. The one-point loss in Washington. The inexplicable failures in Atlanta and Baltimore.

But it wasn’t final until Sunday, when the Giants retreated to their locker room as 42-7 victors against the Eagles, and a few minutes later learned there would be no postseason for them this year.


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